Worthing High School Child Protection and Safeguarding
Safeguarding children and child protection applies to all children up to the age of 18.
Safeguarding the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children’s health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering from, or likely to suffer, significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
The purpose of this policy is to inform staff, parents, volunteers and governors about the school's responsibilities for safeguarding children and to enable everyone to have a clear understanding of how these responsibilities should be carried out.
We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting children from harm and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.
All staff members believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
Report Abuse email – As always you can email the school’s safeguarding officers using the report abuse icon on your desktop (if you are a staff member) or directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Worthing High School Safeguarding officers are:
Designated Lead Safeguarding Officer